If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Funk Turkey is a pseudonym and stage name of Arkansas parody/comedy musician and producer Kirt Connor. The YouTuber recently used artificial intelligence to create a new "Metallica" and "Nirvana" songs, which we recently shared here on Dread Central. If you missed them, check it out "Deliverance Rides" and "Smother" by following the links below. Artificial Intelligence Creates "Metallica Song" That's Pretty Hilarious Artificial Intelligence Creates "Nirvana Song" That's Pretty On Point Funk Turkey's latest A.I.-scribed ditty is in the style of Iron Maiden. "Power Gravy" is really… something!
Ben Goertzel is one of the most interesting minds in the artificial intelligence community. He is the founder of SingularityNET, designer of OpenCog AI framework, formerly a director of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics, the company that created the Sophia Robot. He has been a central figure in the AGI community for many years, including in the Conference on Artificial General Intelligence. Subscribe to this YouTube channel or connect on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman
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California Transhumanist Party has announced the e-referendum mediated by Artificial Super Intelligence (mASI) regarding the post-COVID-19 economy revival. The American people are voting online about the current socioeconomic issues: The necessity to introduce UBI (Universal Basic Income), capital tax and free medical care. Newton Lee, Chairman of California Transhumanist Party, has described the e-referendum as a first step towards establishing equality that the world desperately needs: "Eradicating diseases and establishing socioeconomic equality are the answers to COVID-19 pandemic and racial tension." The U.S. Transhumanist party leaders realize that we are living in a period of great social and economic transformation. The COVID-19 pandemic and racial riots have a devastating effect on global economy.
In October 2017, Facebook altered the Instagram API to make it harder for users to search its giant database of photos. The change was a small element of the company's response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but it was a significant problem for parts of the digital marketing industry. Not long before, New York-based influencer marketing agency Amra & Elma had developed a platform that ingested data from Instagram, and allowed its client to use AI image classifiers to find very specific influencers. For instance, they could find an influencer with, say, between 10,000 and 50,000 followers who had posted photos of themselves in a Jeep. Facebook's move killed this capability in a keystroke.
Instagram is likely to overtake Twitter for news over the next year, as young people turn to social media for the latest stories, a new report has found. The latest release of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report reveals the rapid changes in the way people are engaging with news stories and the organisations that research and report them. It shows that trust and engagement with traditional news sources is falling, particularly among young people. More and more, they are moving to various platforms, including social networks, it found. It noted that many people were finding their news through these social media sites in entirely different ways, with apps such as Instagram promoting new formats like "stories" and short videos.
It started with just one. Soon, there was a second in the bedroom. Within a year, they multiplied. We had six standing guard and listening. Five years later, we have a total of 10 Alexas listening to us: One in each of two bedrooms; one in each of two offices; one each in the kitchen, workshop, living room, and back porch.
Researchers have been harvesting selfies of people wearing protective masks from social platforms like Instagram in an effort to improve facial recognition software. An investigation by CNET uncovered thousands of selfies depicting people wearing masks in public data sets found online. The images had been harvested directly from Instagram. The sets are being used to help train facial recognition software to identify people who are wearing protective face masks as a safeguard against spreading COVID-19. Masks covering a significant portion of a person's face prevent even some of the most advanced facial recognition software like Apple's Face ID, from accurately detecting a person's features.
Dawn Song is a professor of computer science at UC Berkeley with research interests in security, most recently with a focus on the intersection between computer security and machine learning. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. Full episodes playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Clips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... OUTLINE: 0:00 - Introduction 1:53 - Will software always have security vulnerabilities?